NOAA, Department of Commerce (DoC)Vince Garcia is the Program Manager for the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency under the Department of Commerce (DoC). He has worked at NOAA for over 17 years and in his current capacity, he coordinates and manages the agency’s SBIR program with participating offices in the organization and small business concerns nationwide. Before joining NOAA SBIR, Vince served as a program and portfolio manager under the Chief Information Officer of the NOAA Research line office. He has extensive background on Project Management, Information Technology, Enterprise Architecture, Capital Planning & Investment Control, Cybersecurity, Government Contracting and Federal Acquisitions, all of which has helped in the current success of the NOAA SBIR program. He received a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal award in his work on an enterprise-wide cybersecurity initiative.